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How Well do You Know UK Road Markings?

By: Sally Aquire - Updated: 18 Aug 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
How Well Do You Know Uk Road Markings?

How familiar are you with UK road markings? A good working knowledge of this is essential when it comes to passing the theory test, but it can be easy to forget what is indicated by the various road markings in the UK if it has been a while since you took the test.

Take our quiz to test how well you know your UK road markings!

1. What is indicated by a series of two sets of white dashes on the road?

  • a. That you should stop for pedestrians at crossings
  • b. That you should give way to other vehicles on major roads and mini-roundabouts
  • c. That other vehicles have priority on major roads and mini-roundabouts

2. What is indicated by a series of thick white dashes that are spaced close together?

  • a. Give way to traffic that is approaching from the right at mini-roundabouts
  • b. Give way to traffic that is approaching from the left at mini-roundabouts
  • c. That traffic at mini-roundabouts must give way to you

3. Which road marking indicates that you should give way to traffic that is approaching from the right at roundabouts?

  • a. White dashes that are spaced close together
  • b. Thick white dashes that are spaced quite far apart
  • c. Long white dashes that are spaced quite far apart

4. On carriageways, what is indicated by broken white lines running down the centre of the road?

  • a. It simply indicates the centre of the road
  • b. It indicates that there is a hazard up ahead – because of this, you should not cross unless the road ahead is suitably clear, or you need to overtake another vehicle or turn off the road altogether

5. What is indicated by a large white upside-down triangle painted on the road?

  • a. 'Give way' is in operation shortly
  • b. Reduce your speed

6. What is indicated by criss-crossing yellow lines?

  • a. No parking
  • b. A box junction

Answers

  • 1. Score 1 point for B
  • 2. Score 1 point for A
  • 3. Score 1 point for C
  • 4. Score 1 point for B
  • 5. Score 1 point for A
  • 6. Score 1 point for B

Verdict

0 points – Your answers indicate that your knowledge of UK road markings is not particularly impressive. Being aware of what is being indicated by various road markings is an important part of being a safe driver as it can stop you from running into unnecessary trouble on the road or putting other road users at risk. You can brush up your knowledge of road markings by reviewing your copy of The Highway Code, which includes most of the common UK road markings that you should be aware of.

1-4 points – Your answers indicate that your knowledge of UK road markings is fairly adequate, but could be improved (depending on which end of the points scale your answers were). To improve your knowledge, you can use The Highway Code, which features the most common UK road markings.

5 points or more – Your answers suggest that you have a good to excellent working knowledge of UK road markings, which means that you probably do not need to refresh them in your mind.

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